Activities Assistant

Glenvue Health and Rehabilitation Nursing - Glennville, GA

SUMMARY

To assist in providing a program of activities for residents under the supervision of the Activities Director.

Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB, and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance. Must meet all local health regulations and pass post-employment physical exam if required.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

No prior experience or training.

LANGUAGE, MATHEMATICAL AND REASONING SKILLS

Ability to read a limited number of two- and three-syllable words and to recognize similarities and differences between words and between series of numbers. Ability to print and speak simple sentences.

Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry to detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS

Ability to promote positive relationships with residents, visitors and government regulators. Ability to present a professional appearance and attitude.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustics chemicals, outside weather conditions, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

The following list of duties is not intended to be restrictive or all inclusive. The fact that certain duties may not be listed does not limit the performance of additional duties.

General Functions

 Assist in planned activities based on resident’s comprehensive assessment and care plan as directed by the Activity director

 Conduct and/or assist in individual, group and bedside activities

 Work with staff and other disciplines to ensure resident participation

 Assist in maintaining required records and documentation.

Residents’ Rights Functions

 Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information including protected health information.

 Know Resident Rights

 Help residents exercise and/or protect their rights

 Report residents/family complaints/concerns to Administrator

Safety & Job Hazards Functions

 Ensure work areas are safe

 Procedures regarding cleaners or hazardous materials or objects are strictly adhered to.

 Equipment and supplies are properly stored.

 Ensure Universal Precautions procedures are followed.

 Ensure Infection Control procedures are followed

 Ensure Isolation procedures are followed.

 Ensure Fire, Safety & Sanitation procedures are followed.

 Promptly report any hazardous conditions and equipment to the supervisor.

 Report all accidents and incidents.

In-service & Staff Developments Functions

 Attend Orientation

 Attend In-services as required by the state

 Participate in training new staff members as requested.

 Attending staff meetings.

Other Duties

Perform other duties as assigned.

JOB DESCRIPTION REVIEW

I understand this job description and its requirements; and that I am expected to complete all duties as assigned. I understand the job functions may be altered from time to time. I further understand that the purpose of this job description is to identify the major duties and responsibilities of the job and that it is not intended to contain each and every duty inherent in this job. I have noted below any accommodations that are required to enable me to perform these duties. I have also noted below any job responsibilities or functions, which I am unable to perform, with or without accommodation.

I have read this job description and fully understand the requirements set forth therein. I hereby accept the position of Activity Assistant and agree to abide by the requirements set forth and will perform all duties and responsibilities to the best of my ability. I understand that as a result of my employment, I may be exposed to Communicable Diseases. I further understand that my employment is at- will, and thereby understand that my employment may be terminated at-will by the facility or myself with or without notice.

Job Type: Full-time

Work authorization:

  • United States (Preferred)
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